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Clarke swings baseball bat in practice

Brisbane, Feb 4 (IANS) — Injured Australia skipper Michael Clarke practiced with a baseball bat, smashing a few deliveries... (more...)

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Baseball great Ernie Banks dies at 83

Washington, Jan 25 (IANS/EFE) — Baseball great Ernie Banks, a two-time winner of the National League Most Valuable... (more...)

Japanese star pitcher leaves MLB

Houston, Dec 29 (IANS/EFE) — Japanese star pitcher Hiroki Kuroda is leaving Major League Baseball (MLB) and returning... (more...)

Average salary of MLB palyers exceeds $3.8 mn

Washington, Dec 24 (IANS) — The Major League Baseball (MLB) Players Association announced that the average salary of... (more...)

Cuban baseball Hall of Fame reopens after half a century

Havana, Nov 10 (IANS) — Cuban baseball’s Hall of Fame was reopened here, after a 54-year gap. The Hall of Fame... (more...)

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Dodgers bring in A’s executive Farhan Zaidi as general manager

Athletics’ executive Farhan Zaidi to be named Dodgers GM. MLB.com/screen shot JANIE MCCAULEY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS OAKLAND,... (more...)

Cuba’s Despaigne to join Japan’s pro baseball league

Havana, July 16 (IANS) — Cuban outfielder Alfredo Despaigne will be joining Japan’s professional baseball association... (more...)

Former NBA star makes professional baseball debut

Washington, May 11 (IANS) — Former NBA star Tracy McGrady has made his professional baseball debut. He started as the... (more...)

LA Clippers owner Sterling banned for life by NBA

New York, April 30 (IANS) — Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling was banned for life by the National Basketball... (more...)

Cuba’s oldest pro baseball player dies at 102

Havana, April 24 (IANS) — Cuba’s oldest professional baseball player Conrado Marrero, who participated in the... (more...)

Bolt, Fraser-Pryce named top sports personalities

Asuncion (Paraguay), Dec 25 (IANS/CMC) — Jamaicans Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce have been voted top sporting... (more...)

Baseball: Cuba, Mexico to open 2014 Caribbean Series

Havana, Dec 25 (IANS) — Cuba will play Mexico in the opening baseball game of the 2014 Caribbean Series, to be held... (more...)

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Gallery: Eight-year-old ‘Little Money, Big Difference’ campaign goes viral

VANCOUVER DESI Eight years ago, Cordaid People in Need, a development aid organization launched its campaign ‘Little Money, Big Difference’ to draw attention to the fact that…
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Hands Against Racism: Send us a selfie and make a statement against racism (with video)

VANCOUVER DESI Vancouver Desi’s digital anti-racism campaign, Raise Your Hands Against Racism, officially kicked off Thursday, with people across the Lower Mainland sending in selfies…
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Canada-wide initiative helps immigrants find work in fields for which they have prepared

LARISSA CAHUTE VANCOUVER DESI When Manbir Randhawa immigrated from India to B.C., she knew she’d have to “start from scratch” in order to land a…
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Doctor’s afraid to release baby who ‘spontaneously combusted’ to his mom

VANCOUVER DESI Doctors in India are reluctant to release a baby who ‘spontaneously combusted’ to his mom, fearing she suffers from an attention-seeking syndrome, Britain’s…
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Indian for Everyone brings restaurant mainstays home

LAURA BREHAUT NATIONAL POST Spices, and the way you use them, are key to Indian cooking. But don’t let the myriad blends discourage you from…
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Meet Burnaby-born Indian classical vocalist Akhil Jobanputra

NINA BUDDHDEV SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Born in 1997 in Burnaby, BC Canada, Akhil Jobanputra is an upcoming Canadian Indian classical vocalist of the Mewati…
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From Mr. Modi: At last a glimmer of hope

UJJAL DOSANJH SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI Some weeks ago I wrote what some felt were scathing bolgs; Modi: A Madari or A Nation Builder? on…
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End Gang Life: How parents can play a role in gang prevention

GEETA REDDY COMBINED SPECIAL FORCES ENFORCEMENT UNIT B.C. SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI It is safe to assume parents only want the best for their children….
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Alberta boy exposed to bedbug pesticide taken off ventilator, improving: family friend

JOHN COTTER THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON — A child in hospital after being exposed to a pesticide his parents used to kill bedbugs has been…
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Got extra breast milk? Surrey Memorial Hospital NICU acting as dispensary

Fraser Health is making it easier for moms to donate through new program AMY REID SURREY NOW SURREY — Fraser Health is in need of…
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‘Heartbreaking’: Father sobs as children who died in tragic Alberta pesticide poisoning laid to rest

MARTY KLINKENBERG POSTMEDIA NEWS EDMONTON — Her small wooden casket draped in a white shroud, the first of two siblings to die in a tragic poisoning…
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Health Canada issues warning about bedbug control products after Alberta children deaths

THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON — The federal government is warning Canadians of what it calls the “extreme danger” of using unregistered products to fight bedbugs….
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Another child from Alberta family dies after being exposed to pesticide

JOHN COTTER THE CANADIAN PRESS EDMONTON — Another child has died after being exposed to an insecticide his parents were using to kill bedbugs in…
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U.S. mom with 2 kids celebrates one-month birthdays of rare identical triplet boys (with photos)

COREY WILLIAMS THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ST. CLAIR SHORES, Mich. – A suburban Detroit couple who have two older children are adjusting to life after becoming…
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Ontario family files $12.5-million lawsuit against hospital over son’s suicide

Suit alleges 20-year-old was supposed to be checked every 15 minutes but was left unattended for more than 21/2 hours   VANCOUVER DESI A Brampton,…
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Two Fort McMurray children still in critical condition after pesticide poisoning

EDMONTON JOURNAL A Fort McMurray apartment unit contaminated by a dangerous pesticide that killed an infant and sickened four other children tested clear Tuesday, but…
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Indian city bans big public gatherings over swine flu fears, as deaths surpass 900 nationwide

R. K. MISRA THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AHMEDABAD, India — A west Indian city has banned large public gatherings in an attempt to halt the spread…
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This Nanimo man refused to accept that severed spinal cord would make walking impossible

JULIE CHADWICK NANAIMO DAILY NEWS The flocks of seagulls overhead make for a familiar sight as one rounds the curves of Cedar Road toward the…
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